|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1904|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 1984|
KOEHLER, GEORGE LYNN—George Lynn Koehler was born to Barthold and Clara Hoover Koehler on June 9, 1904, and passed away February 23, 1984, at the age of 79 years, eight months and 14 days. He was one of five children in the family.
He lived most of his life in Geneva. He attended both elementary and high school in the Geneva public schools, graduating from Geneva high school in 1923. He then attended Doane College for two years.
Following this schooling, he traveled for several years for Mackie Clemmons Coal Co. He was appointed postmaster of the Geneva Post Office by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932, a position he held for 13 years.
In 1945, he resigned from the post office and joined A. Koehler co. He worked with A. Koehler Co.’s lumberyard until his retirement in 1966.
George married Evalyn Armstrong, who was then a teacher in the Geneva elementary school, on June 7, 1934. The bride’s home was Lincoln. This marriage was blessed with three children, Lynn, Richard, and Alice Louise.
George was an outgoing individual who enjoyed meeting people and making friends. In his younger years, he took an active part in many community affairs. He was a past-president of the Geneva Chamber of commerce. He was active in the church life of the congregational church, having held many of the church offices. He was a strong believer in the Masonic Lodge. He was a past-patron of the Order of Eastern Star and a past-master of Geneva Lodge no. 79.
He belonged to both the Scottish Rite and York Rite Masonic orders and was a member of the Sesostris Shrine Temple and the Meridian Shrine Club.
He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. His family was ever a source of pride and enjoyment and he took great satisfaction in their achievements and successes. His grandchildren were a source of great enjoyment to him and he always had time to play with them. He will be very much missed by them, as well as by a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, John, an infant brother and an infant grandson.
He is survived by his wife, Evalyn; son Lynn of South Sioux city, grandchildren, Jeff and Angela Koehler, Son, Richard and wife Sue and grandchildren, Matthew, Christopher, Timothy, Phillip and Brian Koehler, and his daughter and son-in-law, Alice Louise and Ron Tatro and grandchildren, Leann, Laura, Allison, and Andrea; his brother, Ben and his wife Virginia; his sister, Louise Picard, all of Geneva; a sister-in-law, Marguerite Koehler of Blair, and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held February 25, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ of Geneva, with Pastor Charles Schepel officiating.
Dr. David Portwood presented the masonic tribute. The organist was Lorri Waldron.
Pallbearers were Howard Hamilton, Wincel Nelson, Everett Renken, Dr. David Portwood, Mervell Bumgarner and Charles Stofer.
Burial was in the Geneva public cemetery.
The Nebraska Signal 1 March 1984
Barthold Koehler (1865 - 1926)
Clara Elizabeth Hoover Koehler (1870 - 1956)
Evalyn Alice Armstrong Koehler (1907 - 2002)*
Lynn Lyman Koehler (1938 - 2011)*
John Hoover Koehler (1897 - 1978)*
Benjamin Gund Koehler (1900 - 1993)*
George L. Koehler (1904 - 1984)
Barthold E. Koehler (1906 - 1906)*
Louise Koehler Picard (1909 - 2011)*
Maintained by: Mary & Kent
Originally Created by: M. Jensen Seggerman
Record added: Sep 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97909343